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Boy shot and wounded at Memphis school; juvenile detained

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Posted at 11:02 AM, Oct 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-01 12:20:50-04

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a teenage boy was shot and wounded at a school in Memphis, and they have detained a second boy believed to be the shooter.

Memphis Police said the shooting was reported Thursday morning at the Cummings School, which includes grades kindergarten through eighth. Authorities say the 13-year-old boy was taken to a hospital in critical condition and was expected to recover.

A suspect described as a 13-year-old boy was detained afterward. Both are students at the school. Officials placed the school on lockdown and bused other students to a nearby church to be reunited with frantic parents.